10th Annual Hog Town Run: A Decade of Giving

The rumble of motorcycles will echo through the communities of Melvin and Marlette on Saturday, August 9, 2014 for the 10th annual Hog Town Run—a major fundraising event sponsored by Hog Town Inc. of Melvin, Michigan. Each year, this annual fundraiser attracts participation from serious and casual motorcyclists throughout the state of Michigan because it supports a very worthy cause. […]

Elaine W. Wilcox

Elaine W. Wilcox, age 90 of Marlette, passed away Monday, July 28, 2014 at Marlette Regional Hospital. She was born December 21, 1923 in Goodman, Wisconsin, daughter to the late Lester and Evangelia (Jeffery) Poquette. She married Wilson R. Wilcox December 24, 1942 in Imlay City, Michigan. He preceded her in death on March 8, 2004. Elaine was a member […]

John Murray Sr.

John Murray Sr., devoted father, age 89, of Brown City, peacefully passed away on Wednesday, July 30, 2014 in his home. John was born to W. Ardrey and Charlotte Murray February 16, 1925. John was a dairy farmer all his life. He was a WWII Veteran serving stateside for his country. He was involved in many clubs and organizations such […]


Have an upcoming activity or event planned? Drop us a line at; The Brown City Banner, 4241 Main St. P.O. Box 250, Brown City MI 48416 or call 810-346-2753 or e-mail bcbanner@mihomepaper.com. Ongoing Brown City Band is holding an ongoing can/bottle drive to benefit their New York band trip. Band members will pick up your cans. Call Drake at 810-627-4216 […]


We are updating our Birthdays list. Call 810-346-2753 to add a name or to make changes. August 4William WelchRick ShadleyLuanne LungDon WilliamsBetty NordinTodd SondeyPaul Burgess Jr.John DawsGerald Murray inmemory August 5Nikolas ChafinArthur YoungSherry ChildersJacquelyn OliverScott TrowbridgeLinda MahaffyBev KeeslerShelly Kalbfleisch August 6Darlene GerstenbergerEmma WilliamsonJune HodgeDeborah ChildersCarrie Kalbfleisch August 7Erin FosterErwin McCreadyJoe DillerJerry StrongRuth RenderBob LinckRandy FishellVal WilcoxDon McNaryRichard Baer August 8Eldon […]

5 busted for cocaine, pills; meth lab site investigated

Four individuals were arraigned in 73rd District Court on drug-related charges Friday, and a fifth person on Monday, following arrests by the Sanilac County Drug Task Force. Meanwhile, the task force has reported the discovery of a meth lab site just outside the village of Peck. Four of the suspected drug dealers were arrested Thursday evening in connection with 2 […]

Primary election ballot has something for everybody

Several ballot proposals will appear among the candidates during the Aug. 5 primary election tomorrow. One statewide issue will join three Sanilac County proposals and a Maple Valley Township road millage request on the ballot. Michigan Proposal 14-1 will ask voters to approve an “amendatory act to reduce state use tax and replace with a local community stabilization share to […]

Home-based caregivers freed from union dues scam

The United States Supreme Court in late June freed hundreds of thousands of home-based caregivers from paying compulsory union dues in a 5-4 decision of Harris v. Quinn, a case in which the Mackinac Center Legal Foundation filed a 2012 amicus brief requesting that the Supreme Court hear the case and one in December 2013 asking that a lower court […]

Political Cartoon

Support appreciated

My son and I do a lot of traveling with our business, so we get a chance to see a lot of newspapers across the country. I have to say we’re pretty proud of The Banner and its interest in agriculture here in the Thumb region. For a small paper I think you do an outstanding job in keeping people […]